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Foreign Exchange Guide to Macedonia

Read this currency guide to Macedonia with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MKD=54.279]

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Macedonian Denar
Symbol - Code:
ден MKD
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Macedonia, the Macedonian Denar currency plus MKD transfers and travel tips.

In this Macedonia currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Macedonian Denar info - general info about the Macedonian Denar
  2. Macedonian Denar in the markets - recent MKD moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Macedonia - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Macedonian Denar cash online - travel money for Macedonia
  5. Sending money to Macedonia - save on Macedonian Denar bank transfers to Macedonia
  6. Macedonian Denar exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Macedonian Denar (MKD) general currency information

What is the Macedonian Denar currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Macedonian Denar is MKD and the symbol is ден.

Which countries use the Macedonian Denar?

It is the domestic currency in Macedonia.

Macedonian Denar (MKD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MKD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

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Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Macedonia


A crossroads between East and West, this tiny country is a treasure chest of historical monuments, natural wonders, and vibrant culture. A former Yugoslavian republic, this tiny country—barely bigger than Vermont—is tucked between Greece, Albania, and Bulgaria on the Balkan Peninsula.

Modern-day Macedonia is a melting pot of Persian, Greek, Roman, Ottoman, Serbian, and Soviet flavors. Friends linger over coffee in outdoor cafes as throaty Slavic chatter drifts amid curls of cigarette smoke and clinking glasses of rakija. Rounded domes of Orthodox Christian churches share the skyline with towers of Muslim mosques, limestone-crusted mountains rise over quiet villages, and glittering lakes punctuate the wild countryside.

What currency should I use in Macedonia?

The local currency is the Macedonian denar (MKD). Normal purchases are priced in denar, and you should pay in denar. The only thing you can do with dollars is exchange them for denar; there are plenty of money changers. But the easiest way to get denars is to use a debit card in an ATM; they are all over. Be sure to tell your debit card company where you will be using the card so that they don't block it for being used in a foreign country. Bring some cash to fall back on while sorting things out if there is a problem.

You cannot change MKD (Macedonian dinars) outside of Macedonia so you will need to change any money back to Euro, GDP or USD etc. before leaving Macedonia. If you wish to change money in the bank, you will need to produce the receipt from your original withdrawal and you will need to go to a branch of the same bank that you withdrew the money through. Otherwise, you will not be able to change your money through a bank and will have to go through a private exchange office or Western Union or the like.

Getting around in Macedonia?

Alexander the Great Airport, 21km from Skopje, is Macedonia's main airport, though Ohrid's St Paul the Apostle Airport is running a growing number of European international flight services. The long-awaited arrival of budget airlines has improved Skopje's modest number of air connections, and it's now connected pretty well to major European cities.

Domestic trains are reliable but slow. From Skopje, one train line runs to Negotino and another to Bitola via Veles and Prilep. A smaller line runs Skopje–Kičevo. Ohrid does not have a train station.

Skopje serves most domestic destinations via bus. Larger buses are new and air-conditioned; kombi (minibuses) are usually not. Taxis are relatively inexpensive, except for some journeys around Ohrid. Fares generally cost 40MKD for the first kilometre, 25MKD per subsequent kilometre. Make sure the driver switches on his meter.

Travel tips for Macedonia.

The capital, Skopje, is home to more than half a million people, Macedonia’s capital is a quirky blend of old and new. The rest of Macedonia is a stomping ground for adventurers. Tourist infrastructure is scant, but locals are unfailingly helpful. Mountains are omnipresent and walking trails blissfully quiet. The national parks of Mavrovo, Galičica and Pelister are also cultivating some excellent cultural and food tourism initiatives; these gorgeous regions are criminally underexplored. If you want to get off the beaten track in Europe, this is it.

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Macedonia and there are no unusual health concerns. It is always a good idea to have a tetanus jab before travelling.

Ancient Orthodox Christian heritage lives on in crumbling, frescoed churches and monasteries across Macedonia, while Ottoman-era mosques can be found in the northern regions.


Travel money for Macedonia


Save money and time by Ordering your Macedonian Denar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the MKD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Macedonian Denar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Macedonia Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare MKD travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Macedonia
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Macedonia

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Macedonia you need to start with finding out the latest Macedonian Denar foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Macedonia

When sending money to Macedonia it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Macedonian Denar amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted MKD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Macedonia.

Use our Send to MKD calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Macedonian Denar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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Popular MKD cross rates

MKD/USD - Macedonian Denar to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.01851 Week
16 Nov 20180.01851 Month
19 Jun 20180.01886 Months
16 Dec 20170.01911 Year
16 Dec 20160.01702 Years
17 Dec 20130.02235 Years
18 Dec 20080.023810 Years

MKD/EUR - Macedonian Denar to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.01621 Week
16 Nov 20180.01621 Month
19 Jun 20180.01626 Months
16 Dec 20170.01621 Year
16 Dec 20160.01632 Years
17 Dec 20130.01625 Years
18 Dec 20080.016610 Years

MKD/GBP - Macedonian Denar to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.01461 Week
16 Nov 20180.01441 Month
19 Jun 20180.01436 Months
16 Dec 20170.01431 Year
16 Dec 20160.01362 Years
17 Dec 20130.01375 Years
18 Dec 20080.015710 Years

MKD/JPY - Macedonian Denar to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20182.08241 Week
16 Nov 20182.09001 Month
19 Jun 20182.07196 Months
16 Dec 20172.14941 Year
16 Dec 20162.00202 Years
17 Dec 20132.29005 Years
18 Dec 20082.122810 Years

MKD/AUD - Macedonian Denar to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.02581 Week
16 Nov 20180.02531 Month
19 Jun 20180.02556 Months
16 Dec 20170.02501 Year
16 Dec 20160.02322 Years
17 Dec 20130.02505 Years
18 Dec 20080.034310 Years

MKD/CAD - Macedonian Denar to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
09 Dec 20180.02471 Week
16 Nov 20180.02441 Month
19 Jun 20180.02506 Months
16 Dec 20170.02461 Year
16 Dec 20160.02262 Years
17 Dec 20130.02365 Years
18 Dec 20080.028510 Years

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